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Meaning & Definition of Concern in English

English

Concern

/kənsərn/

noun

1. Something that interests you because it is important or affects you

  • "The safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
    synonym:
  • concern

2. An anxious feeling

  • "Care had aged him"
  • "They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
    synonym:
  • concern
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • fear

3. A feeling of sympathy for someone or something

  • "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
    synonym:
  • concern

4. Something or someone that causes anxiety

  • A source of unhappiness
  • "New york traffic is a constant concern"
  • "It's a major worry"
    synonym:
  • concern
  • ,
  • worry
  • ,
  • headache
  • ,
  • vexation

5. A commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

  • "He bought his brother's business"
  • "A small mom-and-pop business"
  • "A racially integrated business concern"
    synonym:
  • business
  • ,
  • concern
  • ,
  • business concern
  • ,
  • business organization
  • ,
  • business organisation

verb

1. Be relevant to

  • "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
  • "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    synonym:
  • refer
  • ,
  • pertain
  • ,
  • relate
  • ,
  • concern
  • ,
  • come to
  • ,
  • bear on
  • ,
  • touch
  • ,
  • touch on
  • ,
  • have-to doe with

2. Be on the mind of

  • "I worry about the second germanic consonant shift"
    synonym:
  • concern
  • ,
  • interest
  • ,
  • occupy
  • ,
  • worry

Examples of using

Several recent outbreaks of salmonella are a cause for concern to health authorites.
Thank you for your concern about my mother and father.
Thank you for your concern about my mother and father.